Por Larrañaga Cuban Cigars - Models, Tasting Notes & Ratings

Name: Por Larrañaga
Year Founded: 1834
Strength: Medium
Filler Used: Long
Flavour Profile: Vegetal
Information last updated on Sunday, 19th June 2016.

Brand History

Por Larrañaga was registered in 1834.

Current Production

Currently, Por Larrañaga consists of three vitolas, small sizes that will suit the smoker who has only a limited amount of time to smoke and possibly a restricted budget to spend on Cigars. All three Cigars are well priced, with the Petit Coronas being available in cabinet's of fifty, are great go to smokes.

Both the Montecarlos and Panatelas were machine made until 2002. Now, like the Petit Corona, the whole Por Larrañaga brand is man made.

Regional Editions

Por Larrañaga is one of the most popular brands when it comes to being commissioned as a Regional Edition. Germany were the first country to have a Por Larrañaga as a Regional Edition in 2006, with the Por Larrañaga Lonsdale.

Regular Production

Regional Edition

Current Production

Por Larrañaga Montecarlos

Along with the Por Larrañaga Panatelas, the Montecarlos is reletively difficult to source. Production seems to halt for a year or two and then re-starts.

Cigar Name: Montecarlos
Size: Slim Panetela
Factory Vitola: Deliciosos
Ring Gauge: 33
Length (mm): 159mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Tuesday, 18th February 2014.

Por Larrañaga Panetelas

Cigar Name: Panetelas
Size: Panateles
Factory Vitola: Vegueritos
Ring Gauge: 36
Length (mm): 127mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

Por Larrañaga Petit Coronas

This Por Larrañaga is interesting in it's only available in cabinet's of fifty, whereas every other Petit Corona is only available in boxes of twenty five. Up until 2007 the availability of the Por Larrañaga Petit Corona was difficult to come by. However, in recent years, production has seemed to have picked up and now are reasonably easy to come across.

I find the production of the more rustic than other Cigars of the same vitola. Additionally, the Por Larrañaga Petit Corona requires a few years ageing before the qualities of the tobacco start to come through to the fore.

Cigar Name: Petit Coronas
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Marevas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 129mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Sunday, 19th June 2016.
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Por Larrañaga Picadores

After the Quintero Petit Quintero and Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de San Juan, the third cigar announced in 2014 to be released the same year, the Por Larrañaga Picadores is available on the market. Released first to Swiss La Casa del Habanos stores on the first Friday of September 2014. Other Swiss retailers will have the Picadores on sale on Tuesday, 16th September.

Cigar Name: Picadores
Size: Corona Extra
Factory Vitola: Hermosos No. 4
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 127mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Thursday, 4th September 2014.

Regional Edition

Por Larrañaga Lonsdales - German flag German Regional Edition

The Lonsdale was the first Por Larrañaga Regional Edition, released in 2006 for the German market. This Lonsdale is seen as a remake of the original Por Larrañaga Lonsdale, a pre-revolution Cuban Cigar that was discontinued in 2001.

Cigar Name: Lonsdales
Size: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Cervantes
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 165mm
Year Released: 2006
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2006
Number Produced: 2400
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Magnificos - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Possibly the highest regarded and most sought after Regional Edition of all, the Por Larrañaga Magnificos is a remake of the popular Por Larrañaga Magnum, which in the 1960's and 1970's one of the most sought after Cigars amongst aficionado's.

Por Larrañaga Magnificos
Cigar Name: Magnificos
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Partagas No.16
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 170mm
Year Released: 2007
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2007
Number Produced: 400
Information last updated on Tuesday, 30th June 2015.

Por Larrañaga Robusto de Larranaga - Asia Pacific flag Asia Pacific Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Robusto de Larranaga
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm
Year Released: 2010
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2007
Number Produced: 6000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Belicosos Extra - Asia Pacific flag Asia Pacific Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Belicosos Extra
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Campanas
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 140mm
Year Released: 2008
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2008
Number Produced: 7400
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Valiosos - Swiss flag Swiss Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Valiosos
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Pirámides
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 156mm
Year Released: 2009
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2009
Number Produced: 2000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Encantos - Asia Pacific flag Asia Pacific Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Encantos
Size: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Dalias
Ring Gauge: 43
Length (mm): 170mm
Year Released: 2010
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: 898 Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2011
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Regalias de Londres - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Gifts from London.

Por Larrañaga Regalias de Londres
Cigar Name: Regalias de Londres
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Gorditos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 141mm
Year Released: 2010
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2010
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Robustos - German flag German Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Robustos
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm
Year Released: 2010
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2010
Number Produced: 25
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Robusto Superior - Andorran flag Andorran Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Robusto Superior
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Dobles
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 155mm
Year Released: 2011
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature Box of 25
Launch Year: 2011
Number Produced: 600
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Legendarios - Spanish flag Spanish Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Legendarios
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Partagas No.16
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 170mm
Year Released: 2012
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 2500
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Small Robusto - Italian flag Italian Regional Edition

The Por Larrañaga Small Robusto is the 2012 Regional Edition for Italy. As of the end of November 2012, the Small Robusto is yet to have been released.

Cigar Name: Small Robusto
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2012
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Por Larrañaga Secretos - Spanish flag Spanish Regional Edition

It seems that the Spanish distributor for Cuban Cigars, Altadis have utilised a different strategy for their own 2013 Regional Edition, compared to other distributors. Whilst other distributors have gone for prestige, Altadis have gone ahead and produced a high volume, low price regional edition in the form of the Por Larrañaga Secretos.

Whilst other distributors have gone for the minimum run of 2000 boxes, the Secretos have a release of 8000 boxes of 25. Secretos are currently retailing in Spain at around €3.50 per single cigar.

From what I've read on the major cigar forums, this strategy has been a huge success with aficionados, where many of them have gone ahead and secured multiple boxes without even sampling the cigar beforehand. Even with Altadis huge run of 8000 boxes, I can't see the Secretos hanging around in the walk-in humidors of Spanish tobacconists much more than a year.

Cigar Name: Secretos
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Secretos
Ring Gauge: 40
Length (mm): 110mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 8000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Announced during the week of the 2014 Habanos Festival, the Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes will be the largest ring gauged Regional Edition made specific for the British market. An interesting vitola in the fact that it has an odd numbered fifty three ring gauge that is difficult to pronounce. It's not the first Sobresalientes Regional Edition however, as in previous years we have had the Ramon Allónes Sidon and Bolívar 681 for both Lebanon and Bulgaria respectively.

Cigar Name: Sobresalientes
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Sobresalientes
Ring Gauge: 53
Length (mm): 153mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Tuesday, 30th June 2015.

Hunters & Frankau Promotional Images

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Edición Regional 2016

Por Larrañaga Opera

Due for release in the second week of April 2016, according to The La Casa del Habano in Knokke.

Cigar Name: Opera
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Mágicos
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 115mm
Year Released: 2015
Status: Announced, not yet available.
Information last updated on Friday, 17th June 2016.